This week, starting October 1, we begin the descent into the darkest months for our finances as the AAA studios begin their onslaught for your attention. To begin the first volley of shots we have some of the Ost beloved franchises jumping into the ring. Whether you are speeding across Britain, battling thematic androids, sneaking through Athens, or ruining your friendships with a colourful soundtrack, there is plenty for any gamer this week.
So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.
Forza Horizon 4 | 02/10/18
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Developer: Playground Games
“Dynamic seasons change everything at the world’s greatest automotive festival. Go it alone or team up with others to explore beautiful and historic Britain in a shared open world. Collect, modify and drive over 450 cars. Race, stunt, create and explore – choose your own path to become a Horizon Superstar.” – [source]
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise | 02/10/18
Genre: Action Adventure
Platforms: PlayStation 4
“Explore an alternate version of the Fist of the North Star canon; take control of Kenshiro as he searches for his lost love Yuria in a post-apocolyptic wasteland. For anyone unfamiliar with the original story, Lost Paradise can be anjoyed as a completely standalone experience.” – [source]
Mega Man 11 | 03/10/18
Platforms: PlayStation, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
“Mega Man is back! The newest entry in this iconic series blends classic, challenging 2D platforming action with a fresh new visual style. The new Double Gear system boosts Mega Man’s speed and power for a new twist to the satisfying gameplay the series is known for.” – [source]
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey | 05/10/18
Genre: Action Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Developer: Ubisoft Quebec
“Write your own legendary Odyssey and live epic adventures in a world where every choice matters. Sentenced to death by your family, embark on an epic journey from outcast mercenary to legendary Greek hero, and uncover the truth about your past.” – [source]
WWE 2K19 | 05/10/18 (Releasing on PC on 10/10/18)
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC [10/10/18]
Developer: Yuke’s Co. Ltd.
“WWE 2K19 returns as the flagship WWE video game, with cover Superstar AJ Styles! Experience tons of creation options, match types and more!” – [source]
Mario Party 10 | 05/10/18
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
“The original 4-player Mario Party series board game mode that fans love is back, and your friends and family are invited to the party! Freely walk the board: choose where to move, which Dice Block to roll, and how to win the most Stars in skill-based minigames.” – [source]
Our top pick of the week?
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Origins was a necessary revamp of the tired Assassin’s Creed formula and brought new life into a franchise that was starting to loose steam. Odyssey saw this and decided it wasn’t done making changes.
With much more of RPG feel to the game with branching narratives, dialog options and even romance options, including same-sex relationships, we can’t wait to see where the game is heading. And gosh I can’t wait to meet Kassandra, my buff female Spartan hero!
What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!